Welcome to Mr. Downing's Math Class!
Veterans Day link:
I know you will all have a great time on the TEAM TITANS! We are looking forward to an exciting year. All of the homework will be listed under the team page found here!. More math items are found on this page, while the team page has general information and homework for all subjects. My TUTORIAL link here gives access to tutorials for many of the topics that we will be covering.
Here are my general rules that go over things like grading, supplies, homework, etc.
My page has (links at left):
- Eureka Homework Links. While you have a book being sent home, all of the homework files are stored in this spot electronically.
- Tutorials. If you need to brush up on your 6th grade math, or are confused about how it is being taught nowadays, check out this link. It has videos of the 6th grade teachers explaining a multitude of topics. Kids and parents will benefit from this page.
- I Can Statements. This basically tells you what your 6th grader should know after each unit.
- Eureka. There are links to homework help and other various Eureka math topics.
Thinking blocks link: click here
I am Mr. Downing and have been at Antioch for 32 years. I taught 6th grade math for 8 years, then was the Director of Technology for 14. Missing the classroom, I came back 10 years ago and have been teaching 6th grade math ever since. I want the kids to enjoy coming to class and learn how math is and has been used to make our world great! I'm here to help!
We are starting to use Prodigy, a game-based math program that helps meeting kids at their level of math. We will still use our curriculum, but if kids need a little catch-up, prodigy can help, and if kids want to accelerate, Prodigy can help. This can be used on ipads in class and at home. Also, normal computers will run this as well.
They will go to www.prodigygame.com and then use the class codes below. THEY NEED PARENT PERMISSION IF THEY HAVE NEVER USED PRODIGY BEFORE. If you used it last year, you can use the same login, and if you are new, you can create a new account.
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We will also be using Khan Academy, a more focused program that helps kids meet their goals and raise test scores. We will still use our curriculum, but if kids need a little catch-up or wants to get ahead, Khan can help. Khan is a little less fun than Prodigy, but probably is better at raising scores.
They will go to www.khanacademy.org/join and then use the class codes below.
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